After visiting Glasgow and Edinburgh, we said goodbye to Scotland and started our journey towards Dublin, Ireland. Our hostel, the Barnacles Temple Bar, was pretty cool. It allowed bands and musicians to stay for free if they agree to play a set for the people in the lounge.
On our very first day in Dublin, the weather was a bit cold and rainy, but we managed to book a three hour guided tour of Dublin. Our tour guide who was a local college student gave us a nice and informative walking tour of the city. After visiting Dublin Castle and Trinity College, we stopped by Oscar Wilde Memorial Sculpture at the corner of Merrion Square park. If you are fan of literature, art or sculptures, this statue is definitely worth a visit.
If you are a fan of Oscar Wilde’s writings and wit, you can definitely see that the statue perfectly captures the essence of the Irish poet’s vibrant personality. Carefully carved facial expressions combined with flamboyant clothing made from coloured stones make it a truly remarkable structure. Even if you are not a big fan of Oscar Wilde, you will definitely want to learn more about this author after visiting this fun statue of him.
The next day, we caught a bus out of Dublin at 6:45 am and arrived in Galway at around 10.00 am. After an hour long tour of Galway, we did another 2 hour tour through the surrounding countryside. Fortunately our bus driver was quite a knowledgeable storyteller. He shared some amazing stories along the way as drove past a number of castle ruins and towers. We also stopped by a 3000 years old tomb which actually predates the pyramids. Before heading to the Cliffs of Moher, we made our last stop in a small town called Doolin.
Once we reached the Cliffs of Moher, we walked along the edges for hours. Time stood still as we witnessed the magnificent panoramic views with the blue ocean alongside 700 feet tall green grass covered cliffs. While we were enjoying the spectacular view, a street performer beautifully played the harp and made the entire ambiance even more memorable.